Motivation & Engagement


Motivation is the desire to read or to learn to read.  Engagement is actively connecting
to reading and reading-related tasks.

Common Indicators

How do I know if Motivation & Engagement are my student's most pressing needs?

  • Child's reading performance is noticeably inhibited by lack of desire (motivation) or by his/her connecting actively to the reading task (engagement).

Relevant Strategies

Which TRI strategies most efficiently target a student's Motivation & Engagement needs?

  • Any reading activity that excites the student to read

  • Reading activities that offer the student success